International students represent approximately 30% of the 4,700 CentraleSupélec students. They come from all over the world (roughly 60 different nationalities are represented). A significant number of these students are registered to complete a double degree through T.I.M.E. double degree program, a network created 28 years ago by CentraleSupélec. To date, more than 3,000 graduates have received double degrees from CentraleSupélec and from their home university.
Studying at CentraleSupélec is a unique opportunity for international students to develop a large network of friends and fellow alumni, particularly future leaders/actors of science and industry in Europe and beyond.
CentraleSupélec wants to attract the best international students, highly talented in mathematics and physics, to these programs. Many exchange programs are offered to international students according to their level of studies.
Since 1989, CentraleSupélec has developed partnerships with high-ranking international universities in order to forge double-degree agreements.
Today, students from more than 80 universities with double degree agreements spend two years completing their engineering studies with CentraleSupélec and can simultaneously obtain engineering diplomas from the school and from their home universities.
Conditions of admission
Students must be registered with a partner university that has signed a double-degree agreement with CentraleSupélec (Supélec/École Centrale Engineering programs); these students may apply once they have been nominated by the International Relations office of their home universities
Double degree programs:
- 1st year + 2nd year double degree (3rd & 4th year of higher education)
International students having completed at least two years of higher education studies can apply to CentraleSupélec for the 1st year (Supélec or École Centrale Engineering programs) and return to their home universities to finalize their Master’s degree or equivalent
- 2A+3A double degree (4th & 5th year of higher education)
International students having completed at least three years of higher education can apply for the CentraleSupélec Engineering program to enter in the 2nd year.
These programmes give students the opportunity to complete a semester or even an academic year to immerse themselves in an interdisciplinary programme covering science, engineering and social sciences.
CentraleSupélec has adopted the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Students can complete international placements of varying lengths, either in the 2nd or 3rd year of their studies.
Results obtained are transferred to the students home university and are recognised under the home university’s grading system:
- 2nd-year classes (4th year of higher education) for the Engineering programme: Fall Semester and/or Spring Semester.
- 3rd-year classes (5th year of higher education) for the Engineering programme: Engineering program: entire year + internship.
2nd year of Engineering studies
- Fall Semester (1st semester): beginning of September – end of January
- Spring Semester (2nd semester): beginning of February – mid-June
3rd year of Engineering studies
- 1st period (classes): beginning of September – end of March
- 2nd period (internship): beginning of April – end of September
This Fact Sheet provides general information about the international mobility programs at CentraleSupélec.